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Idiot America

Charles P. Pierce

Idiot America

how stupidity became a virtue in the Land of the Free

by Charles P. Pierce

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Published by Broadway Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stupidity -- Political aspects -- United States,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Charles P. Pierce.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK275 .P378 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22659383M
    LC Control Number2008046604

    Idiot America How Stupidity Became A Virtue in the Land of the Free (Book): Pierce, Charles P.: Random House, Culture Wars Are Over and the Idiots Have WonA veteran journalist's acidically funny, righteously angry lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United the midst of a career-long quest to separate the smart from the pap, Charles Pierce had a defining. Idiot America, published in , and sub-titled How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free, was a hybrid of the rabid dog Pierce and the gifted chronicler of contemporary American life Pierce. Idiot America contains in-depth analysis of several issues that were on the front-burner during the first decade of the 21st century/5().

      Idiot America – not the book, but, rather, a state of mind – is based on what Pierce calls three "Great Premises": 1. "Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings or otherwise.   But his thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated. Erudite and razor-sharp, Idiot America is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves.

    Buy the Paperback Book Idiot America: How Stupidity Became A Virtue In The Land Of The Free by Charles P. Pierce at , Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in . The book is built around the following central theme, the themes that define Idiot America: Any theory is valid if it moves units (rating, and making money). Anything can be true if it is said.


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About Idiot America. NATIONAL BESTSELLER. The three Great Premises of Idiot America: Any theory is valid if it sells books. “Welcome to Idiot America,” writes Pierce.

“The title of this book very nearly was Blinking from the Ruins, and it very nearly was merely a tour of the extraordinary way America has gone marching backward into the twenty-first century.”.

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Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free is a look back into America's history. The author, Charles P. Pierce, believes that any theory is valid if it sells books. American popular history seems at this point to have de­volved into a Founding Father of the Month Club, with several huge books on Alexander Hamilton selling briskly, an almost limitless fascination with Thomas Jefferson, a steady stream of folks spelunking through George Washington’s psyche, and an HBO project starring the Academy Award winner Paul Giamatti as that impossible old blatherskite.

Idiot America is based on three main premises: Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units. Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough. Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it.

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Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. 10K likes. "Pierce penetrates, and the world feels less idiotic already." --Roy Blount Jr., author of Alphabet JuiceFollowers: K. Idiot America The Book: According to the author, all that matters is that politicians have “common sense” on Gods, Guns, Gays, and Government.

The title and description of the book are slightly misleading – this is not just a rant about the religious right, or about Republicans.

Rather, this is a historical look (often in a fond tone) at America’s history of ‘cranks’, and how this oh-so American tradition has been bastardised to create the Idiot America of the : Civilian Reader.

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James Theatre on ws began on Maand the musical officially opened on Ap The show closed on Apafter : American Idiot, by Green Day. Journalist Pierce delivers a rapier-sharp rant on how the America of “Franklin and Edison, Fulton and Ford” has devolved into America “the Uninformed,” where citizens hostil.

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Pierce-Reviewed by Monica Barra. When fringe opinions are louder than reasonable ones, and seem ready to overwhelm Americans’ ability to understand what’s happening in the world, consider it a cost of free speech.